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Countdown to a New Year: Things for Teens to do on New Year’s Eve

by Kathy Jenkins

If your kids are like mine, they like staying up to hear Auld Lang Syne play on New Year’s Eve – well, maybe they just want an excuse to stay up past the routine bedtime.  Either way, whether you have your own traditions or normally have always had family gatherings through the years, now that […]

Clutter-Free Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Students

by Kathy Jenkins
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Students

Thumb drives by the 3-pack Whether they’re dashing off to the library to print an essay or backing up copies of a lose-it-and-die senior thesis, thumb drives are an indispensable part of college life. Buy them by the 3-pack in impossible-to-lose hues – bright pink or red, anyone? Bananagrams Who needs the full game board, […]

All I Want for Christmas is… EVERYTHING!

by Kathy Jenkins
In the book Love & Logic Magic: When Kids Leave You Speechless, authors Jim Fay & Dr. Charles Fay, PH.D. share a couple of suggestions for being able to say “no” and not “leap off the cliff of good judgment”…

Do you feel that Christmas is about saying, “Yes?”  Not even Santa Clause has to say “yes” to everything on the list… and he is one of the most generous men I know! In the book Love & Logic Magic: When Kids Leave You Speechless, authors Jim Fay & Dr. Charles Fay, PH.D. share a […]

All I Want for Christmas is… WHAT I WANT!

by Kathy Jenkins
The best gift you can give your child is to help them through their wants. Here are a couple of suggestions...

As parents, necessities may look differently to us than to our children – well, they do look differently.  Creating and following through with “limits and logical consequences” are the necessities to raising responsible and loving children. It is not “loving” to teach a teenager to walk around rules, responsibilities or reason.  Bending rules, either your […]

All I Want for Christmas is… Designer Labels

by Kathy Jenkins
Our children aren’t growing up in the same world we grew up in, but acceptance and “designer clothes” seem not be much of a different fight than when we were in school (just a couple of years ago, of course).

Our children aren’t growing up in the same world we grew up in, but acceptance and “designer clothes” seem not be much of a different fight than when we were in school (just a couple of years ago, of course). Usually, the conversation begins with, “You just don’t understand…”  Have you heard that from your […]

All I want for Christmas…

by Kathy Jenkins
Our children aren’t growing up in the same world we grew up in, but acceptance and “designer clothes” seem not be much of a different fight than when we were in school (just a couple of years ago, of course).

Setting boundaries as a parent can be exhausting.  It takes a lot of effort and a lot of love to set down rules and guidelines for children.   With Christmas quickly approaching, parenting efforts throughout the year can become quite evident.  Kids know what they want (and when they want it) – especially when it comes […]

Did You Miss It?

by Kathy Jenkins

Daily Routines: Organizing an Overstuffed Schedule Daily routines are not simple, balanced or organized for most families.  Surviving the morning-rush to get out the door in the morning and activities that compete with each other after school can be just as hectic as the morning – or worse.  Sometimes it is a matter of always […]

Tips for Kids Hiding Photos & Secret Apps

by Kathy Jenkins
Keep your kids safe on social networks

“The advent of the internet and wireless devices has introduced a power crisis for families. Never before has so much communication power with the world been in the hands of children. And by the same token this crisis is an opportunity to strengthen parent-child bonds around faith as an executive movement to be free from […]

Holding High Standards… To The Core

by Kathy Jenkins
Here are answers to two familiar questions about Common Core State Standards.

Common Core State Standards You have heard the term, but what does it all mean or wondered how they change your child’s education? Here are answers to two familiar questions about Common Core State Standards: I hear about “Common Core State Standards”, but I don’t understand what that means.  Can you explain what that is? […]

Knowing Your Child’s Executive Function

by Kathy Jenkins

Sometimes, being proactive in your child’s education looks differently than other times.  But, “Always,” says Donna Goldberg, “It is important to become your child’s “organizational coach”.  Professional Organizer and author of “The Organized Student”, Donna Goldberg, recently shared a couple of rules for helping a child with ADHD be prepared and organized for school.  These […]